Resource Adequacy

Resource adequacy is the ability of electric grid operators to supply enough electricity at the right locations, using current capacity and reserves, to meet demand. It is expressed as the probability of an outage due to insufficient capacity.
Ohio House of Representatives
Ohio, Pa. Officials Examine PJM Reliability in Joint Session
Ohio and Pennsylvania lawmakers met in Columbus for a hearing on the future reliability of the PJM grid, quizzing RTO and industry insiders on the role states can have in maintaining resource adequacy.
NYISO
NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: Jan. 12, 2024
NYISO briefed the committee on an upcoming white paper to propose updates to the ISO’s resource adequacy modeling.
National Weather Service
NERC Urges Preparedness Ahead of Weekend Storms
NERC issued a warning to the electric industry to expect serious challenges amid expected severe winter weather.
DTE Energy
EPA, FERC Hear from Stakeholders on Reliability
Both EPA and FERC received comments on how reliability can be maintained under the former’s power plant rule that requires fossil fuel-fired units to curtail their emissions.
Eversource
Storm Cuts Power to 750,000-plus in New England
Hundreds of thousands of electric utility customers lost electric power Dec. 18 as wind and rain hit the Northeast.
NERC
NERC: Growing Demand, Shifting Supply Mix Add to Reliability Risks
NERC's Long-Term Reliability Assessment sees some risk for reliability issues in most of the country as the industry has to deal with faster demand growth and shifting supplies of generation.
United States Energy Association
USEA Panelists Highlight Renewable Integration Challenges
As the transition to clean energy contributes to the risk of energy shortfalls, electric industry stakeholders say keeping the grid operating reliably will require new ways of thinking.
Shutterstock
Panelists Warn of Winter Weather’s National Security Risks
Speakers on an ACORE webinar warned that the national security risks of electricity outages at military bases is unappreciated.
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RTO Officials Warn of ‘Messy Transition’ at NARUC Annual Meeting
MISO CEO John Bear and PJM CEO Manu Asthana expressed concerns about gas-fired resources retiring prematurely at NARUC's Annual Meeting in California.
FERC
FERC Optimistic About Energy Markets This Winter
Higher-than-average temperatures in the U.S. could reduce electricity and natural gas demand and help prevent shortfalls this winter, FERC staff said in the commission's Winter Energy Market and Electric Reliability Assessment.

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